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Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is the fasted growing solution in the technology field right now?

You can no longer deny now is exactly the time to invest forward in the Office 365 community. As a popular emerging solution, Office 365 has a steep learning curve. It is more complex than you think. The THE 2015 Fall Conference is dedicated to your technical and business success and focuses on best practices provided by experts. Leave with immediate and impactful Office 365 knowledge you can use now.

As a bonus, the Office 365 conversation is supplemented by Windows 10 and Azure focus areas.

THE 2015 Fall Conference website contains all the information you need to plan your attendance. Visit fall2015.smbnation.com to find out everything you need to know for your participation at the THE 2015 Fall Conference.

Be sure to take advantage of our early bird special pricing, payment plan and remember our money-back guarantee. To register please visit fall2015.smbnation.com. The dates are October 2-4, 2015. The location is Microsoft Redmond.

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It’s not over quite yet. Cloud is expected to continue to drive revenue for technology pros in a second wave of cloud adoption, according to findings from a Cisco-sponsored global study.  Cisco released earlier this week “Don’t Get Left Behind: The Business Benefits of Achieving Greater Cloud Adoption,”an InfoBrief developed by IDC and based on primary market research with executives in 3,400 companies in 17 countries. “As we talk with customers interested in moving to the second wave of cloud, they are far more focused on private and hybrid cloud—primarily because they realize that pri...
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Myth busters: Debunking the myths of DaaS and its providers
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Attend "Myth busters: Debunking the myths of DaaS and its providers,"  and you'll be able to definitively say, "I ain't afraid of no DaaS." Companies worldwide have deployed Desktop-as-a-Service, supporting employees with a simple, secure and highly-accessible workspace solution.  Though it's a simple way to enhance productivity for employees, confusion still surrounds DaaS, especially surrounding what it includes, how it's deployed, and how MSPs, VARS and telecos can add DaaS to their product line as a very profitable part of their business.  SMB Nation will present "Myth Bu...
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SECaaS provider MDS takes home honor at ASCII Boston Success Summit
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Founded just two years ago, My Digital Shield doesn't take baby steps, but rather leaps and bounds with its Security-as-a-Service solutions for small businesses. MDS announced yesterday it was voted and awarded “Best New Product” at the ASCII Success Summit in Boston, Mass., recognizing the innovation and affordability of MDS’ cybersecurity solution. “We are honored to have been selected by ASCII Boston attendees as the ‘Best New Product’ award recipient,” said Andrew Bagrin, founder and CEO of My Digital Shield. “We are thrilled to have the ongoing support from our partners and the channe...
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IBM extends Blue Box Cloud availability
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Private, OpenStack-based clouds received a boost yesterday from IBM, which announced Blue Blox Cloud is now available in global IBM cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure.  Blue Box, a private-cloud-as-a-service solution acquired in June, is now fully integrated into its OpenStack portfolio as an open-source private cloud and demonstrates IBM’s ongoing support of OpenStack. “I’ve been impressed by the way the IBM and Blue Box engineering teams have collaborated to quickly bring Blue Box Cloud to a worldwide infrastructure platform,” said Jesse Proudman, CTO at Blue Box, an ...
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StorageCraft provides 30 percent discount on ShadowProtect and ShadowProtect SPX products
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It’s better than a back-to-school sale on crayons and composition notebooks—disaster recovery and backup solution provider StorageCraft will continue to offer a significant discount on several ShadowProtect solutions in response to ongoing support from users and partners. StorageCraft announced today it is extending a 30 percent discount offer through Sept. 30 to partners and non-partners on virtual licenses, packs and bundles for its ShadowProtect and ShadowProtect SPX software purchased through StorageCraft and its distributor partners. “The promotion has proved to be popular as IT profes...
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AvePoint updates Azure-based SaaS platform for O365
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AvePoint announced yesterday immediate general availability of a new version of AvePoint Online Services, a 100 percent Azure-based Software-as-a-Service platform for Office 365 designed to simplify the transition to O365 and Azure. AvePoint Online Services integrates with Azure Active Directory and SQL Azure Data Base, and provides IT pros simplified platform access with tools to scale storage for O365 reporting. “One of the major benefits of the cloud is simplifying IT operations to focus more on the needs of business users,” said George Petrou, Chief Technical Officer, AvePoint. “With th...
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Microsoft announces first look, features for SharePoint
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Sharing is caring, right? After all, we’ve welcomed many business solutions in the past few years allowing us to collaborate with colleagues, clients and customers through services like Microsoft SharePoint. Microsoft announced yesterday availability of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and a new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. “One of the more difficult challenges, beyond deploying software, is managing the IT infrastructure to support it,” wrote Bill Baer, SharePoint senior technical product manager. “In many cases, IT investments directly impact the botto...
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SolarWinds N-able offers IT service management platform for SMB MSPs
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SolarWinds N-able, a RMM and service automation software provider, announced yesterday the upcoming release of its IT service management platform for MSPs serving small and midsized businesses. MSP Manager, available this September, is designed to increase efficiency and profitability for MSPs, with features including centralized customer knowledge management, mobile applications, integrated billing and a customer portal. “One of the toughest challenges facing small and medium-sized IT service businesses is profitably growing revenues while acquiring new customers,” said JP Jauvin, General ...
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How Resellers (and Their Customers) Benefit from Training Programs
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 By Pete Engler, channel marketing manager, Digium The end of summer means most schools are heading back into session, which also signals the perfect time to think about the value of continuing education and training programs within your business. It’s not uncommon to hear kids complaining about having to go back to school, or questioning the real-world applications of what’s being taught in the classroom. As adults, we also tend to overlook or forget the benefits of a structured learning program, long after those school doors have shut behind us for the last time. Yet, continuing educa...
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D&H offers VAR programs for Win10
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Tech distributor D&H Distributing announced today it’s offering new programs, services and training opportunities to support resellers after the recent release of Windows 10. Its support for VARs includes Windows 10-oriented webcasts and seminars, a Windows 10 Partner Services marketing template and support from D&H’s Microsoft experts on its Solutions Team. “We’ve had a Windows 10 upgrade path in place for VARs for some time,” said Jeff Davis, senior vice president of sales at D&H Distributing. “We’re looking to support our resellers regarding the new operating system, whether ...
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SaaSMAX announces speakers, topics for ‘Partner Perspectives’ webinar
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SaaSMAX announced earlier this week it plans to host the Partner Perspectives August Edition at 10 a.m. PT Aug. 21, a webinar addressing how attendees can build a successful SaaS solution provider practice. “The new SaaSMAX Partner Perspectives monthly series is a much needed addition to the Reseller Community via its peer-led forum,” said Clinton Gatewood, webinar host and VP of reseller engagement and matchmaking. “We're bringing together a panel of SaaSMAX Resellers who sell multiple SaaS applications every day and are building up a steady stream of recurring commissions. We had several d...
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AppRiver named to Inc. 5000 for continued growth
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AppRiver announced today Inc. magazine ranked it as No. 4057 in its 34th annual list of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies. This is AppRiver’s ninth year on the list, and it’s one of 19 IT service companies nationwide to be on the list at least nine times. “The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership.  In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew...
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